‘Dummy Vote’ For NDA Lawmakers A Day Before Vice President Election
NDA vice presidential candidate, Venkiah Naidu, talking to lawmakers
On Friday night, a day before the elections for the vice president, BJP lawmakers and their allies to participate in a workshop on how to vote.
The “shadow vote” is held at a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP, to ensure a minimum number of null votes tomorrow.
The MPs elected 21 voters in the election of the President of India last month, most of the lawmakers of the BJP. Despite his presentation on the voting procedure.
At today’s meeting, they will practice how to vote on the ballot to do better. At a meeting of this week’s party, BJP leader Amit Shah, so he wondered how lawmakers could make a simple vote.
Regional party lawmakers, AIADMK, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy of Congress also participate in the workshop today.
While these parties are not members of the NDA, they pledged to support M Venkaiah Naidu, the government’s candidate.
M. Naidu, a former union minister, will speak to legislators at today’s meeting and seek their votes. At the dinner after the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join lawmakers and discuss them.
Only members of both Houses of Parliament, including designated members, vote in the elections for the vice president, unlike the presidential elections, where state legislators also vote.
NDA lawmakers beyond the opposition when the parliamentarians of both chambers are counted and that large-scale vote can not play a spoiler tomorrow to M. Naidu.
M. Naidu faces former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, led by an 18-party opposition bloc. The new ally of the BJP, Janata Dal Unidas, Nitish Kumar made an earlier pledge to return M. Gandhi.
The CND must have a vice president of his choice after 10 years.
The current intensity of the NDA is 337 in the Lok Sabha and 80 in the Rajya Sabha. Congress AIADMK, TRS and YSR add another 67 parliamentarians in both chambers.
This means that M. Naidu has the support of 484 of the 790 parliamentarians from both chambers, with the exception of several designated members. He needs 395 to win.